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PFR in Sevastopol: pensions and social benefits for Chernobyl victims

CrimeaPRESS reports:

For the liquidators of the consequences of radiation accidents and citizens affected by radiation accidents and disasters, after the tragic events at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the state has provided special support measures.

The main benefits are early retirement, the establishment of disability pensions and monthly cash payments (UDV), as well as a number of other benefits , — the press service of the PFR in Sevastopol notes.

Early retirement

Citizens affected by the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the state or insurance old-age pension is assigned if they have seniority with a reduction in the retirement age: participants in the liquidation of the Chernobyl accident in 1986-55 years — by years (men with 50 years, women from 45 years), participants in the liquidation of the accident in 1988 -1990 years — for 5 years (men from 55 years , women from 50 years).

Citizens exposed to radiation, but nevertheless not disabled, have the right to reduce the retirement age from 1 year to 5 years. In order to be granted a state old-age pension, they must have five years of insurance experience.

Right to two pensions

In some cases, «Chernobyl victims» can receive both state and insurance pensions at the same time. Thus, citizens who received a disability due to a military injury (received in the performance of military service duties) in the aftermath of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant are entitled to two pensions — conscripts, as well as persons called up for military training.

In addition, the disabled members of the family of the deceased breadwinner — a participant in the liquidation of the consequences of the Chernobyl accident, a disabled person due to the Chernobyl disaster, as well as a person who received or suffered radiation sickness and other diseases associated with radiation exposure due to the Chernobyl disaster or work to eliminate the consequences of this catastrophe. They may be entitled to a survivor’s pension and an old-age (disability) pension.

Monthly cash payment (UDV)

Like all federal beneficiaries, «Chernobyl victims» and equivalent categories of persons affected by the effects of radiation are entitled to receive a monthly cash payment (UDV).

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In addition to the «Chernobyl» EVD, affected persons can receive a second EVU, if there are grounds for that. For example, participants in the liquidation of the consequences of the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, recognized as disabled (the first UDV is paid as a liquidator, the second UDV — as a disabled person). Such an exception is provided only for persons entitled to a single payment as «Chernobyl victims» — other categories of citizens can receive only one payment.

The ESV includes a set of social services (NSO). Citizens who are recipients of two monthly cash payments at the same time are provided by the NSO for the «Chernobyl» UDV from the date of appointment in monetary terms, and for the second UDV it is automatically provided in kind. Thus, there is no need for Chernobyl survivors to apply for NSO. At the same time, they, as disabled or veterans, can apply to refuse to provide NSI in kind and receive NSI in monetary terms.

Citizens exposed to radiation are also entitled to a number of other payments through the PFR, which were transferred in 1986 from the social protection authorities.

Depending on the category of Chernobyl victims, the following types of compensation are assigned and paid in Sevastopol: monthly monetary compensation in compensation for harm to health, monthly monetary compensation for food for children, monthly monetary compensation for the purchase of food products, payment of additional paid leave, annual compensation for harm caused to health as a result of Chernobyl disaster, one-time compensation for harm caused to health as a result of the Chernobyl disaster, one-time allowance in connection with moving to a new place of residence and compensation for the cost of moving, monthly monetary compensation in compensation for harm to health that caused disability (without establishing disability), maintaining average earnings, monthly compensation to families for the loss of a breadwinner who participated in the liquidation of the consequences of the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, burial allowance, annual compensation for recovery.

Read more about these payments on the PFR website at section “Support Measures Transferred from Social Security Authorities”.

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